Sunday, January 31, 2021

Saturday, January 30, 2021

The Band and the Staples - The Weight (The Last Waltz)

The greatest rock concert movie not surprisingly was directed by a great director, Martin Scorsese.

Here is a track not from the concert but from the film The Last Waltz. 

With the Staple Singers here is the and performing "The Weight."


Tucker Carlson Investigates: Is Biden interfering in the Hunter probe?

The Hunder Biden laptop scandal, that involves allegations of influence peddling regarding Ukraine and China, is the overlooked story of the 2020 election.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Chicago car jackings epidemic: Nearly 200 carjackings in 2021

In addition to the dramatic increase in murders courtesty of the soft-on-crime policy of State Attorney Kim Foxx, the reputed prosecutor of criminals in Chicago and its inner suburbs, we have a car-jacking epidemic. So far this year there have nearly 200 carjackings in Chicago, that's about seven a day.

Last night two people here carjacked on the same block. 

Don't blame me. I voted for Republican Pat O'Brien for state's attorney.

Cuomo accused by own state's attorney general of covering up COVID-19 nursing home deaths

Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision to send New Yorkers with COVID-19 to nursing homes led to thousands of unnecessary deaths. 

And New York's attorney general, also a Democrat, is accusing Cuomo of minimizing the nursing home death totals in New York State from COVID by 50 percent. 

Late last year, in an award the should be rescinded, Cuomo received an Emmy for his daily COVID briefings.

From NBC News:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration faced a barrage of criticism in the wake of a report from his own state attorney general claiming that the state had undercounted Covid-19 nursing home deaths by as much as 50 percent.
The state's public death toll for nursing homes does not include residents who died from the coronavirus after having been transferred to hospitals, only deaths that occurred at facilities. Attorney General Letitia James' report examined 62 nursing homes — about 10 percent of the state's total — and found that New York's approach left a large number of hospital deaths out of the state's official nursing home death toll.
Advocates, researchers and lawmakers from both parties have campaigned for months for the Cuomo administration to disclose the full number of deaths associated with long-term care facilities.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

There never was a Lunch Bucket Joe: Biden kills jobs

C'mon, you know the thing. "Lunch Bucket Joe," the blue collar guy from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Except Joe Biden hasn't lived in Pennsylavnia in seven decades he never was a blue collar person. 

Sleepy Joe is killing good blue collar jobs. 

From the New York Post:

Further dashing hopes that he’d govern as any kind of moderate, President Biden on Wednesday announced plans for what amounts to the Green New Deal by another name, at a cost of roughly $2 trillion and millions of jobs. 

The left pretends its dreams will boost employment, but the reality is already on display. Biden’s Day One canceling of the Keystone XL pipeline put thousands out of work immediately; longer-term, it aborted some 11,000 jobs, mostly for union workers.

Also in his first day, the new prez ordered a 60-day suspension of new drilling permits for US lands and water, supposedly to allow for review of the impact. 

But on Wednesday he made much of that ban permanent, so plainly the science doesn’t really matter. Then again, science isn’t mattering a lot to Joe: In the absence of Keystone, Canada will still export its oil — transporting it by less-environmentally friendly rail. What’s green about that?

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

What the media is calling a "pause" by Biden on new oil and gas leases on public lands is a ban as long as Democrats are in power

The public relations ring of the Democratic Party, better known as the establishment media, is of course all-in on propping up Joe Biden. Last week Biden announced a 60-day suspsension of new oil and natural gas drilling permits on federally-owned land and waters. Now the media is preparing Americans for what they are calling a "pause" in new drilling leases on these public waters and lands. 

It won't be a pause--it will be a ban as long as the Democrats are in power. But of course the media--nor the Biden White House--doesn't want to all it that. They are trying to deflect blame as thousands of energy jobs are lost and gasoline prices go up. 

The media and your goverment believes you are stupid. It's time to prove them wrong. 

From Must Read Alaska: Wasilla woman fired from job for having Gab, Parler social media accounts

The Alaska woman who lost her job is a literary agent specializing in the romance genre.

Folks, they're coming after us. 

Must Read Alaska has more: Wasilla woman fired from job for having Gab, Parler social media accounts.

From Powerline: Who is running the Biden administration?

Am I the only person wondering if Joe Biden, who is an old 78, is running the show at the White House. 

Tulsi Gabbard: Democrats are trying to turn America into a 'police state'

Yes, Tulsi Gabbard is a Democrat. In fact she's a former member of Congress from Hawaii who ran for president in 2020. 

But she sounding the alarm about her party and Big Tech censorship nevertheless.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Sorry Chicago Public Schools teachers, there will always be a risk in your job

In my job I face many risks at the workplace and among them is getting sick. I work with the public, always with adults who may be accompanied by children. In regards to youngsters, this group is not considered high risk in regards to spreading COVID-19 or contracting it. 

Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school system, has not conducted classroom learning since March. I'm old enough to remember when the school and business closures were supposed to last a couple of weeks or so to "flatten the curve." Now CPS teachers, who always says whatever they do is "for the kids," are demanding vaccinations for all of them. So this week they overwhelmingly voted to continue to teach from home rather than in the classroom, defying a CPS order to return to working at their schools. 

Showcasing the hypocricy of the Chicago Teachers Union was Sarah Chambers, who from a Puerto Rico resort urged special education teachers not to return. While she says she tested negative she previously tested positive for COVID. Chambers is a member of the CTU executive board.

Hello teachers. There will always be a risk in going to work, such as automobile accidents on your way to school, and yes, getting ill. And during the lockdown I worked from home for a few days. It's a nice gig. There's no commute and no wear-and-tear on your vehicle or public transporation expenses. 

Be for the kids. Return to work. 

Tucker fights back as Biden plans to change the country at record pace

Among the Democrats' proposals is to make elections less free and fair.


Monday, January 25, 2021

Six killed and at least 24 wounded over weekend in Chicago

Of the six people shot to death over the weekend in Chicago three of the killings took place within three hours early Sunday morning. As for the wounded there were at least 24 shot. 

Of the fatalities five occured on the South Side and one on the Southwest Side. 

Besides the shootings there is a carjacking epidemic in Chicago.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Michael Nesmith - Joanne (Live at the Britt Festival 1992)

Arguably of all the Monkees, Michael Nesmith had the most succuessful career after the group faded away in 1970. They got back together, at first without Nesmith, in 1986. 

Besides recording songs Nesmith was a pioneer of music videos and he produced several movies.

Nesmith's first project after leaving the Monkees was the First National Band group. They had a hit, performed here in 1992, twenty-two years earlier with "Joanne." 

Check out Nesmith hitting the high notes.

Biden's acting weird | Greg Kelly

When you salute the marines, you salute them. If you are President Joe Biden you don't salute the marines. You say, "Salute the marines." 

 Cognitive decline.


Friday, January 22, 2021

Calling out left-wing attacks because Democrats won't | Joy Villa

Singer Joy Villa and Newsmax TV's Chris Salcedo talk about the leftist Inauguration Day riots in Seattle and Portland. 

Don't forget--for the rest of the media if leftists are involved "unrest" is never a riot.

And that is the same for the Democrats.

On Biden's first day in office CNN takes COVID death ticker off screen

During the Trump presidency news outlets portrayed the COVID-19 epidemic as the worst health scourge for humanity since the 1918 flu pandemic.And it used that virus as a convenient way to attack Trump. 

Now lockdowns are being eased up in blue states such as Illinois.

And CNN, as Tucker Carlrson reports, took down its COVID death ticker that has been on its screen for months. 

Clearly Joe Biden in the best healer in the history of medicine. 

Laptop repair shop owner at center of Hunter Biden scandal speaks with Hannity

Do you remember Hunter Biden? And his laptop? Sean Hannity speaks with the owner of the repair shop that possessed it.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Leftists riot in Seattle, Portland on inauguration day, Biden-Harris flag burned

Wow, Joe Biden is president and their are riots in Portland and Seattle. Only the New York Times didn't call them riots. No surpise there. 

Sean Hannity has more.

Oh look, some violent leftist torched a Biden-Harris flag.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Mark Dice: What's next for us?

With more censorship looming Mark Dice discusses what awaits the conservative movement in the post-Trump era.

Tucker: Democratic Party is planning a war on half of America

Over 74 millions Americans voted for President Donald J. Trump.

And Tucker Carlson informs us that the Democrats are plotting reveng against them.

We live in troubled times.

President Donald Trump departs the White House for the last time

President Donald J. Trump leaves the White House for the final time.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Farewell Address of President Donald J. Trump

Today is the last day in office of Donald J. Trump. 

Here he recounts his accomplishments. There are many.

Unhappy New Year in Chicago: At least 120 carjackings this year so far

There is a carjacking epidemic in Chicago. According to Chicago police officials, as of yesterday there have been at least 120 carjackings so far since January 1. That's just under seven per day. Most of the criminals are believed to be youths who steal the vehicles for the fun of it--or use them as getaways as they commit other crimes. 

Decline and fall. 

Rideshare drivers are often victims and Chicago's better neighborhoods, such as the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and Wicker Park are common locations for car jackings. 

Biden will cancel Keystone XL pipeline, Canada not happy

The Democrats are the anti-energy party. During the last presidential debate Joe Biden said our nation will "transtion out of" fossil rules. The left's Green New Deal is doesn't make sense even if you suspend belief to Gilligan's Island levels. 

After Biden is sworn in as president tomorrow he'll sign en executive order cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline, handing the Republicans the first issue for the 2024 presidential campaign.

Our friends in Canada are alarmed, including the premier of Alberta, where the oil comes from.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Steve Hilton makes the case for ‘positive populism’

Big Tech and of course the elites have way to much power. Steve Hilton talks about how to take it back.

Martin Luther King bust in Anchorage

Happy Martin Luther King Day. 

Pictured here is the MLK bust in Delaney Park in Anchorage, Alaska.

Six dead and at least 18 shot over weekend in Chicago

Last weekend five people were shot to death in Chicago. During the most recent weekend it was six. Three of the fatalities occurred on the South Side, two on the West Side, and one on the Northwest Side. 

At least 18 others were wounded during the same time period.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

The Divine Comedy - How Can You Leave Me On My Own

If you leave someone like The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon on his own there's a good chance he'll dress up as Napoleon. Here Hannon, who is The Divine Comedy, performing "How Can You Leave Me On My Own."

Related post from Da Tech Guy:

An appreciation of The Divine Comedy band 

Hannity gives scorching reaction to newly declassified Russia docs

There are so man lies to uncover from the Deep State and the mainstream media.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Mark Dice: We're Not Going To Stop!

The latest attacks on free speech are covered here by Mark Dice.

Another reason to flee Chicago: Warning tickets from speeding cameras begin today for driving over 6 mph, fines coming soon

Chicago's South Side
As I've mentioned before, Chicago's failed mayor, Lori Lightfoot, during the 2019 campaign vowed to aggressively roll back the aggressive issuing of fines for parking and driving violations, which during that campaign she said, "I grew up in a family that lived paycheck to paycheck, so I understand on a personal level how regressive fines and fees disproportionately impact Chicagoans who are already struggling to make ends meet." She contiuned, "Chicagoans deserve a mayor who will stand up on this issue. We cannot balance the city budget on the backs of those least able to bear that burden." 

Beginning today drivers in Chicago who are caught driving only 6 miles-per-hour over the speed limit will receive a warning. The prior threshold was 10 mph. On March 1 the 6-10 mph crowd will receive a $35 ticket. Those motorists caught on camera will continue to receive a $100 fine. Later in that '19 presser Mayor Beetlejuice promised to "sunset" Chicago's omnipresent red light cameras, stating that the fines issued from those red light violations "fall disproportionately on people of color." Where is that sunset? 

Even before the COVID-19 epidemic and this summers rounds of rioting and looting--oops, make that "unrest"--Chicago's population was declining. Lightfoot, while violating a campaign promise, just gave Chicagoans another reason to race for the exit ramp from Chicago.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

There must be no blue state bailout coming: Cuomo and Lightfoot favor rolling back lockdowns

Among the most draconian lockdown orders come from two leftist politicians, New York governor Andrew Cuomo and Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot. Both of them now favor rolling them back. Why? The virus, which as I've said before is not the 21st century version of the Black Death, the 1918 flu pandemic, or even the Asian flu of 1957, shows no sign of dissipating. In my opinion it's because tax revenues are way down. Well duh!

Here's the key point. I suspect the Cuomo and Lightfoot have gotten the word from Congressional Democrats that there will be no widescale bailout of blue state spendthrifts like New York, Illinois and Chicago, whose financial problems pre-date the COVID-19 epidemic. 

Tucker investigates the threats and violence Twitter refuses police

Tucker Carlson and the Federalists David Marcus looks at the content from the left that the Twitter hypocrites refuse to police.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Trump impeached again

Wait, isn't this a story from 2020? President Trump being impeached? What, it's not?

"Riots are OK for some" Jim Jordan blasts Democrats for allowing riots and looting in the summer

As the House debates impeachment of Donald Trump when he has a week left as president, Rep. Jim Jorda (R-OH) reminds his Democratic colleagues they were silent or dismissive of riots and looting that occurred last summer. 

 All rioting, by the way, is bad.


Speaker-for-life Madigan ousted in Illinois

It's all over but the formalites. The man who destroyed Illinois, longtime Speaker of the state House Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), who has held the post for all but two years since 1983, willl not be reelected. Boss Madigan has also been chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party since 1998.

Replacing him will be suburban Chicago state Rep. Chris Welch. He's not a prize either but this is still great news for the remaning decent citizens of Illinois. 

The state Republican Party, an ineffective opponent of Madigan had this to say about Madigans ousting of about Welch in, you gussed it, a press release:

In Madigan’s stead, they have promoted a serial harasser and assaulter of women. But in spite of that, Welch passed the most important test this fall - he’s been a loyal Madigan ally for years but performed most recently as Madigan’s human shield in legislative hearings investigating the sweeping corruption scandal that ultimately brought Madigan down.

For uears the right-leaning think tank, the Illinois Policy Institute, led attack on Madigan. Well done, my friends.


Chicago City Council member fined record $145,500 for improper campaign contributions

Austin street banners in her ward
in 2016

Ald. Carrie Austin is a walking example of unethical behavior.

From WTTW:

The Chicago Board of Ethics fined Ald. Carrie Austin $145,500 for accepting $48,500 in excessive contributions from a person doing business with the city, in violation of city law.
The fine, approved by a unanimous vote Monday, marks the first time the board has levied the maximum fine allowed for violations of the city’s campaign finance law — three times the amount of the improper campaign contributions.
Austin, the second-longest serving alderman on the City Council, did not respond to a request for comment from WTTW News on Tuesday morning.
Companies and people doing business with the city are limited to contributing $1,600 to any one candidate per year, according to the city’s campaign finance ordinance.
Two years ago the FBI raided her ward office. Until last year Austin was the Democratic committeewoman of the 34th Ward.

Related post: 

Second City Cop blog quit on own--but they issue a warning

A well-written and entertaining blog, Second City Cop, pulled the plug on itself this week. Or did they?

They issue a warning for other writers and thinkers in their farewell at Hey Jackass.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

John Stossel: Teachers Unions vs Students

Teachers unions have long put their own interests well ahead of their studends. COVID-19 only made that much clearer.


Chicago Tribune offices leaving downtown

After over 170 years of having its headquarters in downtown Chicago, the city's oldest and largest newspaper, the Chicago Tribune, once a conservative firebrand but now, with a few exceptions like John Kass, part of the liberal echo chamber, is moving. True, it's not that far away, to the River West area south of Goose Island, but it's a warehousey section of the city, away from the remaining glamor of the city center. 

For nearly 100 years the Trib was based in the Tribune Tower on North Michigan Avenue--eighteen months ago it moved a few blocks south to Prudential Plaza. 

"The Tribune’s departure adds to the expanding number of vacancies plaguing the city’s downtown office market," the Real Deal explains. "Companies have been subleasing their space — or trying to — trimming or exiting their leases at a steady clip. Office vacancy rate climbed to 14.2 percent in the central business district in the fourth quarter."

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I'm sure some folks will blame it all on COVID-19, but the riots and looting of 2020, which I believe led to the Gap leaving North Michgan Avenue and Macy's moving out of Water Tower Place, has left a bad taste in many money people's mouths. 

As for the Trib, its new home, an isolated building that houses the paper's printing facility, is a perfect place for the newspaper to contract its collective closed mind. 

Second City Cop blog missing

Could be this move be part of the purge against conservatives? CWB Chicago, a great blog, reports that another Second City Cop, is now offline, except for the message that the blog is "open to invited readers only." 

Last fall the authors, current and former Chicago Police officers, said that Google-owned, which I use to host Marathon Pundit, issued them a warning about their content. 

Or it's possible, CWB Chicago speculates, that they pressed a wrong settings button--I've done that--or they are simply burned out. 

Second City Cop offered a unique perspective of life as a police officer in Chicago with a decided conservative flavor, along with well-deserved criticism of Chicago mayors, particularly the inept Lori Lightfoot, who they refer to as Groot.

Never run out of your favorite laundry products

Monday, January 11, 2021

Is this the end of Boss Madigan? Illinois' speaker-for-life suspends campaign

"Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?" 
The final line of "Rico" Bandello in the film Little Caesar.

The end may finally be near for the man who destroyed Illinois, Boss Michael Madigan.

From WGN-TV:
llinois House Speaker Michael Madigan announced he is suspending his campaign for a 19th term as speaker Monday.
The longest-serving leader of a legislative body in U.S. history, Madigan said in a statement: “this is not a withdrawal. I have suspended my campaign for speaker.”
The man nicknamed the “Velvet Hammer” acknowledged that he does not currently have enough support among fellow House Democrats to keep his gavel.
“As I have said many times in the past, I have always put the best interest of the House Democratic Caucus and our members first,” Madigan said.
That's a lie. Madigan, who has been a member of the General Assembly since 1971 and who has been speaker of the state house since 1983--except for two happy years--has also served as chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party since 1998. He's the midwife of the Illinois pension crisis. And his primary interest has always been himself and his circle of sycophantic cronies. 

And his corrupt circle is finally being exposed. I can't see him surviving this coup d'etat. 

Now that enough Springfield House Democrats have risen up against him perhaps more will have the courage to rebel. However, Madigan is an evil genius. He might be still be able to out-maneuver his new enemies.

From Doug Ross: A LAWFUL DENIAL OF SERVICE: Are 80 million Americans truly powerless against our new Twitter god?

We live in dark times as the left is targeting conservatives. From Doug Ross: A LAWFUL DENIAL OF SERVICE: Are 80 million Americans truly powerless against our new Twitter god?

Parler offline, the purge of conservatives continues

The leftist purge of conservatives on social media. From CNBC:
Parler, a social media app popular with conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump, has gone offline after Amazon withdrew its support in the wake of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot last week.
The app was reliant on cloud computing power provided by Amazon Web Services. AWS told Parler on Saturday that it will no longer provide cloud services to the company beginning on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. PT, according to an email obtained by CNBC.
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the letter to CNBC, but declined to comment further. John Matze, the founder and CEO, said in a statement on Monday that the Parler app will be down “longer than expected” because other cloud hosting companies do not want to work with Parler in light of the press statements issued by Amazon, Google and Apple.

5 dead and at lest 20 wounded in Chicago over weekend

Over this past weekend five people were shot to death and at least 20 wounded in Chicago. Three of the dead, Chicago Police say, were victims of a weekend spree shooter, Jason Nightengale. He wounded three others, including a woman in Evanston, before being fatally shot by the police on the Chicago-Evanston border. 

Saturday, January 09, 2021

Johnny Cash - The Beast in Me

Johnny Cash recording a breakthrough album--not east for someone who was late in his career--with the release in 1994 of American Recordings.

One of the standout cuts was his rendition of a song by his former stepson-in-law, Nick Lowe's "The Beast In Me."

Enjoy the Man In Black performing this song on Later...with Jools Holland.


Parler executive speaks out following Google app store ban, threats from Apple

Twitter is the free speech alternative to the leftists on Twitter.

But now you can no longer download the Parler app on Google. And Apple has given Parler a 24-hour notice that they may do the same. Big Tech is Big Censorship. 

Parler Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff talks about the attacks on her network with Tucker Carlson.

Oh, I am @marathonpundit on Parler.


Friday, January 08, 2021

Former Chicago alderman heading to jail

Once every 18 months or so a Chicago alderman is sentenced to federal prison. I know of no other legislative body with such a shameful record. Now we have a former member of the City Council--keep in mind he's not been convicted of anything--on his way to Chicago's notorious Cook County Jail. 

From NBC Chicago:

A judge Thursday ordered former 1st Ward Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno to Cook County Jail for violating his bail in a pending felony case.  

Judge William Hooks revoked Moreno’s bond after prosecutors said the ex-alderman violated condition of his bond in an ongoing fraud case by picking up misdemeanor DUI charges last month, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

During a hearing, prosecutors asked Hooks to set stricter conditions for Moreno’s bond, including substance abuse monitoring, curfew and an order that would prohibit Moreno from driving.
Related post

Trump won't attend Biden inauguration

Numerous media sources are reporting that President Donald Trump will not attend this month's inauguaration of Joe Biden.

I understand his disappointment--but I disagree with that decision. Now should be a time for unity. 

She favors censorship: Michelle Obama wants Twitter and Facebook to permanently ban Trump

On her Twitter account yesterday Michelle Obama called on Facebook and Twitter to permanently ban President Trump from Twitter and Facebook.

Who will be next for her?

They'll go after conservatives | Grant Stinchfield

The media hatred of President Donald J. Trump has always been more about his supporters. 

And they want to silence not just Trump. But you.


Thursday, January 07, 2021

Message from President Trump on the riot and the transition

President Trump calls for a smooth transition into the next administration as he condemns the violence from yesterday's riot at the US Capitol.

Kayleigh McEnany delivers a message on behalf of the White House

Just now White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany denounced in strong terms the violence and the riots at the US Capitol that stained Washington yesterday.


Tucker: Our only option is to fix what's causing this

Why are people, in this case supporters of Donald J. Trump, angry? Tucker Carlson says we need to find out why. He's right.

Death toll four from Wednesday riot and protest at Capitol

The Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol yesterday are a disgrace. All the same sympathy and prayers should go to the woman, Ashli Babbitt, who was shot to death during the confronation inside the Capitol. 

According to the DC Metropolitan Police three other people died from "medical emergencies" yesterday,

Please remember all of them in your prayers.

On a final note, several Capitol Police officers, maybe even many, should be worried about their jobs. They failed in their ultimate responsibility--protecting the US Capitol.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Mob storms US Capitol, 1 woman shot to death

First of all without reservations I condone the mob the stormed inside the US Capitol. No amount of anger allows it. I'm shocked that this happened--I expect much better behavior from patriots. 

Clearly President Trump's talk of a "rigged" election angered the protesters. And this was not a peaceful protest. There were numerous irregularities in the November count, mail-in balloting among added to the problems but I am not convinced this chicanery would have swayed the count to change the results. Dishonest reporting from the media is another matter, But the president should have conceded a long time ago. 

But now the media is claiming that Trump "incited" the protesters. That's a stretch.

One woman, Ashli Babbit, a 14-year Air Force veteran, was shot to death during the melee. Keep her in your prayers.

Chicago Magnificent Mile exodus continues: Macy's moving out of Water Tower Place

North Michigan Avenue after
June looting
North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, once one of the most prestigious shopping areas in the world, is moving out of Water Tower Place. For the second time in less than a month a major retailer occupying massive space on the Magnificent Mile. Last month the Gap announced it is leaving.

Both retailers are claiming that is about changing retail trends, "right-sizing" is how Macy's sees it.

"It’s going to be a hole in Water Tower Place," Alderman Brian Hopkins told NBC 5. "It’s going to be a challenge to bring in a new tenant and fill that [space]." 

The Mag Mile was struck with two rounds of devestating looting last year. Clearly Chicago's leadership doesn't have the will to protect its businesses and citizens. 

More stores will flee. You can bet on it.

Related post from Da Tech Guy:

Welcome to Detroit, Chicago

Pfleger accused of molesting youth decades ago

That meddlesome priest, Father Michael Pfleger, who has been the pastor of St. Sabina Catholic Church for since 1981, has been accused of molesting a youth over 40 years ago. 

The Archdioeces of Chicago has asked him to step aside temporarily and apparently he is residing away from the parish. 

Pfleger has been a long-time leftist radical. During his first presidential run Barack Obama named him one of his three spiritutal advisors.

Devil went down to Georgia: Warnock wins, Ossoff leading

Like Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado, Georgia is a state being inundated with migrants from blue states who can't ascertain the irony of leaving places like New York, Illinois, and California that have ruined by liberal policies and then voting Democratic in their new home. 

Yesterday in one of the two runoff elections in the Peach State, racist and accused spouse abuser Democrat Raphael Warnock defeated incumbent Republican Kelly Loeffler. In the other race a trust-fund brat with suspicious business ties to the Chinese Communist Party, Joe Ossoff, has a slight lead over the other GOP incumbent, David Perdue. Joe Awful has declared victory but the media says the race is too close to call. 

These close races are like a predictable B-movie serial. The hero of the left, in this case Ossoff, will end up firmly on top in the end. 

That will put the Democrats, with Kamala "Fweedom" Harris as a tie-breaking vote, in control of the Senate. 


In two years Raphael Warlock will face voters again as his race was to fill an unexpried term. Georgia and the rest of America is stuck with Awful for six.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Kamala Harris accused of plagiarizing MLK

Come to think about, Sleepy Joe Biden is a plagiarist too.

From Fox News:

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has previously told the anecdote about her younger self crying out for "Fweedom!" — which has sparked accusations of plagiarism — in her books.
"My mother used to laugh when she told the story about a time I was fussing as a toddler: She leaned down to me and asked, 'Kamala, what's wrong? What do you want?' And I wailed back, 'Fweedom,'" Harris wrote in her 2010 book "Smart on Crime."
Harris also detailed her younger self demanding "Fweedom!" in her 2019 book "The Truths We Hold: An American Journey."
Harris apparently appropriated an anecdote first told by civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. when she was interviewed by Elle Magazine for a feature that was published in October, at the height of the 2020 presidential election race.

Kenosha cop won't face charges in Jacob Blake shooting

Car dealership after the August Kenosha riots
The National Guard in Wisconsin is ready if riots and looting--oops, make that "unrest"--breaks out. 

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
The officer who fired, Rusten Sheskey, could successfully argue self-defense before a jury, Graveley said during a Tuesday news conference.
His decision was based on evidence that could not be seen on cellphone video of the incident, which showed Sheskey shooting Blake, 29, as he got into a vehicle with his children inside. Blake, who was shot in the back, was left paralyzed.
The video, which was widely shared on social media, sparked protests, vandalism and arson. Sheriff deputies in riot gear and protesters face off outside the Kenosha Police Department on Aug. 23, 2020, after an officer shot Jacob Blake.
"It’s a narrow task today, it’s a legal and professional task," Graveley said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference. "If you don’t believe you can prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt, you have an ethical obligation not to issue charges."
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Sen. Perdue lays out 'what's at stake' in Georgia Senate runoff election

Georgia patriots! It's time to vote!

Monday, January 04, 2021

Fox News reports: Warnock is dodging questions about abuse that allegedly occurred at camp he ran

The media, with a few exceptions, don't want to cover the bad news--and there is a lot of it--regarding Raphael Warnock, one of the Democratic candidates for the US Senate in Georgia.


Four dead and at least 23 wounded over New Year's weekend in Chicago, 2020 ends with 274 more homicides than in prior year

The new year arrived and of course the shootings continued. Over the long weekend four people were fatally shot and at least 23 others were wounded in Chicago. Of the deaths two were on the West Side with at one each on the Southwest and South Sides.

Of 2020 there were 769 homicides, a staggering increase of 274 from  2019.

Saturday, January 02, 2021

Chris Difford – Cool for Cats (Jools' Annual Hootenanny 2020/21)

Jools Holland, who hosts the long-running Later... with Jools Holland television show, used to be the keyboardist for Squeeze. 

Each year he hosts his Hootenanny special on New Year's Eve and he always attracts great guests. Thursday was no exception. Chris Difford, who is the lyricist half of the Difford-Tilbrook songwriting team, peformed with Holland his his band an old Squeeze hit, "Cool For Cats."

What a rendition! Check out the extended middle eight with an extended but welcome brass diversion.


'The Five' poke fun at Hilaria Baldwin for faking her Spanish accent

Hillary "Hilaria" Balwin is a fraud. The wife of Alec Baldwin, an un-repentant leftist, is part of the scam. Fox News 

"The Five" weighs in.

Friday, January 01, 2021

Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year my friends. 

As for no blogging today, oddly enough, I was locked out of my Windows network. 

But I'm back!